Unit Cybersecurity Management
Unit code CMP73001
Assignment 4: Reflective Writing
Due Date: Week 13 Friday 29 May 2020
Learning outcomes: 2
Graduate Attributes: 3 & 4
Weight 10% of overall unit assessment
You are hired by Advanced Medicos Limited (AML), a healthcare product sell company, as a cybersecurity consultant to help in security management and to address the contemporary and emerging risks from the cyber threats the company is facing. AML is providing a platform for Australian customers to sell their products online. The vision of the company is to be among the top 5 nationwide. The board from the advice by Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has concluded that they should get to the point that the essential services such as web portal should be able to recover from major incidents in less than 20 minutes while other services can be up and running in less than 1 hour. In case of a disaster, they should be able to have the Web portal and payroll system fully functional in less than 2 days.
The company is a new company which is growing rapidly. While the company uses its database server to store the information of its customers’ private data, credit card info, etc. it has a poordesigned network with a low level of security. As the company is responsible for the privacy and the security of customer personal info, credit card details, the security of payment transactions, etc. they have decided to improve their information security. Therefore, they have hired you to do the following task:
You need to write a reflective report to the CEO of the company and explain the outcome of your Business Impact Analysis (BIA). In addition, you should develop a policy for BIA.
Task 1: In this assignment, you should review the vulnerability assessment and the proposed controls in previous assignments and write a reflective report about BIA. You should analyse three business processes in AML Company: Credit Card Processing, Online Ordering, and Customers’ Record Maintenance. You are responsible for deciding about RTO, RPO, and MTD values for these processes. Then, you should discuss the impact on the business if these processes were unavailable. The impact can be critical, urgent, important, or normal. You should explain both customer and financial impact with proper justification.
For this question, you should initially perform BIA for AML Company before implementing the controls. Then, in the second step, perform BIA analysis after implementing the controls and explain whether the controls are enough and effective. In your report, you should analyse how the controls that you implemented in Assignment 1 to 3 could affect these business processes.
Table 1 provides an example of BIA for an example process.
Table 1. BIA information
Mission/Busine ss Process
(Department) MTD RTO RPO Consequence of disruption Customer Impact
(critical, urgent, important, or normal) Financial Impact
(critical, urgent, important, or normal)
Example1: Student record maintenance 72 hours 48 hours 12 hours Unable to provide student data to other
faculties when requested Urgent
(explain your reason) Important
(explain your reason)
Patients’ record maintenance
Task 2: You should develop a BIA policy for AML Company. At least four (4) policy requirements should be provided.
Criteria Max Mark
Task 1: Reflective report about BIA 6
Task 2: BIA policy 3
Assignment-4 Marking Rubric
A spreadsheet that will be used for the marking of your site is provided (attached with the final submission link) on MySCU to itemize exactly what tutors will be looking at in relation to marking your assignment. It contains a detailed breakdown of the marking criteria for this assignment. I strongly suggest you peruse this spreadsheet.
Format, Presentation Submission Format and Length
There is no report template to be used in this assignment, so you can design your template or refer to online resources. However, the report should be well presented in a standard report format. The first page of the report should have a simple company logo, your name, and student ID, CMP73001 Assignment 4, and the date you submit your assignment.
When you have completed the assignment, you are required to submit your assignment in the PDF/DOC format. The file will be named using the following convention:
filename = FirstInitialYourLastName_CMP730021_A4.pdf (i.e. FJones_CMP73001_A4.pdf)
Due to the system setting constraint, the report 4 length/duration was set with 300 words in the unit UIG. You are advised that there is no formal word limit for the report. However, a good report is expected to be somewhere in the vicinity of 6,00 - 1,000 words from Introduction to Conclusion. Note that this is a very rough estimate, and there will be no penalties imposed based on the number of words (no real ceiling if the content is precise and relevant!)
Note that you are not allowed to cut and paste from online resources. Use your own words and figures. Acknowledge all reference sources.
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